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The Lion of Lark-Hayes Chateau by Aubrey Hartman

The Lion of Lark-Hayes Chateau by Aubrey Hartman


Hello There, Aubrey Hartman! Invite to View. Attach. Read.! Thanks for dropping in to share Christopher Cyr’s cover picture and also Patrick Hulse’s cover layout for The Lion of Lark-Hayes Chateau What went through your heart the very first time you saw the distinctive cover?

Aubrey Hartman: This is my launching book, so seeing my very first cover was a minute I would certainly visualized a thousand times over … and also it surprised every hope or assumption. It’s an artwork. The abundant shades, the feeling of magic, the activity and also deepness and also enigma. Christopher consisted of fantastic little Easter Eggs from the tale, like the great smoky clouds and also Poppy’s masking-tape leggings (she develops her attire based upon whatever publication she’s presently crazy with). My outright preferred component is the beautiful, distressing fairy on the base. It’s all simply tasty.

Circumstance: Picture you’re booktalking The Lion of Lark-Hayes Chateau to fifth . What do you share?


Aubrey Hartman: When Poppy strikes a manage the fairy, she unintentionally trades away the magic of our globe: publications. Each evening that Sampson– the winged lion– expands, one more publication goes away, and also Poppy quickly encounters the traumatic truth that without their preferred tales, her family and friends modification. And also not in a great way.


The heart of LION is an invite for visitors to think about: What is your preferred publication and also just how has it altered you?


So, to address your concern, I would certainly ask the fifth regarding their preferred publications and also what seeds those tales grown in their hearts. (I think I’m much less fired up regarding what I need to share, and also a lot more fired up regarding what youngsters will certainly show me.)

Please complete the list below sentence beginners:

Poppy Woodlock is every youngster that’s ever before really felt undervalued or undetectable or inconsequential. When she begins intermediate school, she really feels an unique change in her peers, yet she can not fairly place her finger on it– like the video game had actually altered, yet she can not also identify the guidelines. Poppy is unusual and also earnest and also wise, yet she’s reached collect the self-confidence to reveal those components of herself. Her trip is finding just how to be a leader, just how to utilize her voice, and also past that, what it is she wishes to state.

Tale is just how we understand the globe around us; yet possibly a lot more notably, just how we understand the globes within us.

John Schu, you should have asked me …
what occurs when Poppy tinkers stable Vintage magic? And also the response is … preorder guide to discover!

Aubrey Hartman resides in The golden state with her hubby and also 3 children. Like Poppy, she counts on magic: the kind that’s comprised of effective words, motion picture scenes, and also personalities that huddle in your heart to remain. Like Poppy, she’s enthusiastic regarding motivating young individuals to identify the influence their voices can have in the globe. The Lion of Lark-Hayes Chateau is her launching book.

An enchanting middle-grade unique regarding old magic, brand-new relationships, a winged lion discovering to holler, and also a girl combating to be listened to. Perfect for followers of standards like The NeverEnding Tale

Poppy Woodlock counts on magic, yet thus far she hasn’t located any kind of. It’s been 2 weeks because her moms and dads relocated their household to Oregon to undertake their largest task yet: renewing the once-grand Lark-Hayes Chateau. Her older bro instantaneously located his area, yet after being tossed right into intermediate school midyear, Poppy is really feeling … undetectable. And also not the great kind. She resorts to the locations where she has actually constantly really felt most at residence: publications and also magic. And also if the wonderful and also superordinary exist, absolutely they can be located in this mystical old estate.

A late-night prowl leads Poppy to a hopeless water fairy, with whom she strikes a hazardous deal. Currently Poppy has the trick of a life time: her extremely own flying lion. Sampson is precisely what she requires to confirm magic does exist and also, a lot more notably, that she is not to be so conveniently disregarded.

However the price of old magic is astronomic, and also it endangers to decipher the lives of everybody around her. Repairing the disorder will certainly need Poppy to be creative and also vibrant, and also also at her most intelligent and also loudest, she’s unsure it will certainly suffice. She has to attempt.

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